WSU student conducting research on the river.

Regulations & Compliance

2-8 Guidelines and Policies Related to Grants & Sponsored Projects
All proposals submitted to external agencies, including federal, state (including MnSCU) and private funding sources must be approved before submission via use of a Transmittal Form for Grants & Sponsored Projects (WORD).

3-7 Policy and Procedures for the Use of Human Subjects in Research

All students, faculty and staff conducting research involving human subjects must have protocols approved by the WSU Institutional Review Board (IRB) before initiating their studies.

3-32 Assurance of Compliance (IACUC) -- Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
All students, faculty and staff conducting research or teaching projects involving animals must have protocols approved by the WSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) before ordering animals and initiating their studies.

3-28 Conflicts of Significant Financial Interests Policy as Related to Grants and Sponsored Research Projects
Researchers submitting proposals to the Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) must submit a Disclosure Statement to the WSU Grants Office.

3-27 WSU Policies and Procedures for Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct
Establishes the procedures for investigating allegations of research misconduct.

Responsible Conduct in Research
National Science Foundation (NSF) Regulations require WSU have an RCR training program in place for undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who conduct research supported by the agency.  WSU uses a free education training site initially developed with support from NSF and now housed on the University of Illinois web site.  Individuals required to complete the training should be directed to https://nationalethicscenter.org/index.php?option=com_rcrtutorial. We are required to validate completion of the module.